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Is it time to recruit help?

What makes a great travel advisor? Someone who’s confident, well-informed, up on trends, well-travelled.
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Independent Insights – Know what needs to happen on any client file, in any situation

This is not an article about time management. But it’s worth your time to read it.
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2020 National Travel Agent Survey is now live; agents invited to take part

Agents can now take part in the 2020 National Travel Agent Survey. Offered by Rob Glennie & Associates, the survey covers a broad spectrum of agents, giving an expanded picture of the retail sector of the Canadian travel industry and increasing the value of the survey for agents, suppliers, tourist boards and the industry.
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Agents with Nexion, TTAND, Vision share their strategies for client budget roadblocks

Even before all the January credit card bills, 51% of Canadians said they weren’t planning a winter vacation for 2019-2020, and 66% blamed a lack of budget. So what’s a travel agent to do?
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Having the right tools key to home-based agent success: Friisdahl

Many agents – and some smaller agencies – are taking the leap to become home-based and are looking for the right host agency to support them.
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Independent Insights – Change is Good

Our emotional reaction when we hear change is coming in the workplace depends on a number of factors: Is the change expected?
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Got 5 minutes? Here are 5 ideas

There’s only one thing that we all have exactly the same amount of: time. But so often it slips past with nothing accomplished. Find yourself sitting on hold with a supplier? Waiting for a webinar to start? Here are some fun ways to keep productive and successful with as little as five minutes.
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How to get rid of the clutter

First, full disclosure. My desk isn’t as tidy as it could be. But in our line of work it can be so hard to keep the clutter to a minimum. Business cards … client files … the brochures you refer to all the time.
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Making the most of your summer ‘downtime’

With summer comes, for many of us, a bit of a slowdown (partly because our clients are away on trips we planned for them!) Here are a few ideas for how to make the most of this slower period
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The story behind Z.I.P. – A better way to finance travel

‘Fly now, pay later’ plans have hit the industry big time in the past few months. We spoke to Brad Miron, Founder and CEO, Travel Lab, about this latest trend.
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“This is the new WestJet”: Agents and new Dreamliner celebrated at partner awards
“This is the new WestJet”: Agents and newest Dreamliner celebrated at Travel Partner Awards
When it comes to investments, WestJet has made three in particular that have paid off in a big way: its product, its...
Sunwing finalizes summer schedule to operate without 737 MAX 8
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Sunwing has revised its schedule for the coming 2020 summer season to operate without the Boeing 737 MAX 8.
Uniglobe debuts brand new look including updated signage for agencies
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Uniglobe has unveiled a completely new look for its brand, jettisoning the upper-case teal UNIGLOBE in favour of a more...
Air Canada halts YYZ-HKG, waives fees for northern Italy & Incheon
Air Canada suspends Toronto-Hong Kong flights until April 30
Air Canada has made the move to temporarily suspend its daily nonstop Toronto-Hong Kong flights due to low demand amid...
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